sea bob

noun

: a small shrimp (Xiphopenaeus kroyeri) that has the first pair of legs much elongated and is usually used dried

Word History

Etymology

by folk etymology from American French six barbes, literally, six beards; from the appearance of the first long pair of legs together with the antennae and antennules

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“Sea bob.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sea%20bob. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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